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FAQ About Checkups And Cleanings
Question: What Will Dr. Greenfield Check For?
Answer: The checkup consists of searching for signs of oral cancer, gum disease, , defective dental work, Bruxism, TMJ disorder or other conditions. Dr. Greenfield will ask questions about your oral health habits, overall health conditions, and persisting issues, if any exist. You are encouraged to join the conversation and ask questions or share concerns regarding your oral health.
Question: What’s Involved In A Dental Cleaning?
Answer: Generally, a dental cleaning involves the removal of plaque and tartar(hardened plaque) from your teeth surfaces and gumline. Tartar usually appears in hard to reach places that your toothbrush or floss aren’t able to clean. Visiting Lake Orion Family Dentistry twice a year for a cleaning reduces the chance of gum disease, gum recession, and tooth decay exponentially.
Answer: Yes, the health of your gums rely on the preventive dental care you practice at-home along with visiting Dr. Greenfield twice a year for a general checkup. Brushing, flossing, and fluoride rinsing prevents various bacterial infections in the mouth.
Question: Is Oral Cancer A Major Concern?
Answer: Yes, oral cancer is a large enough concern that Dr. Greenfield screens for it during your checkup. To date, 35,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer each year, which is why Dr. Greenfield utilizes a VELscope screening device to detect any presence of oral cancer. VELscope is non-invasive, painless, and quick.
About Lake Orion Family Dentistry
At Lake Orion Family Dentistry, we pride ourselves in providing the most effective and convenient dentistry. To , call (248) 693-6213. Also, visit our website for services, patient forms, and smile gallery. We happily serve patients in Clarkston, Auburn Hills, Oxford, Lake Orion, and neighboring communities.